Deep Fried Cheese Balls

Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

These cheese balls are great appetizers. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (January 1985)

Skip to Next Recipe




  1. In a medium bowl mix together cheese, shrimp, cilantro, chilies and chili powder. Form into 3/4-inch balls. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer to 350-degrees F.
  3. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a pie pan or shallow dish.
  4. Make a well in center of flour mixture and add water and 2 tablespoons oil, whisk to combine.
  5. In another pie pan pour in breadcrumbs.
  6. Dip cheese balls in batter, roll in breadcrumbs and then deep fry in batches.
  7. Drain on paper towels.